Wireless System Automation Development Engineer

Irvine, CA
Irvine, California, United States


Role Number:200451545
Do you have a passion for taking on big challenges? Do you love pushing the limits of what’s considered feasible? As part of our Wireless Hardware group, you’ll be responsible for bringing groundbreaking wireless connectivity to the world. On this team, you’ll help improve the performance of our products through innovative system-on-chip designs. You and your team will build platform architecture that paves the way for all-new experiences, including the ones that allow people to take advantage of our innovations in sensor technology. Together, our goal is to ensure nothing stands in the way of our customers’ connections with their devices. Join us and help build world-renowned wireless systems that connect customers to their world like never before.


In this technical role, you will be responsible for automation development and characterization of state-of-the-art wireless SoC products. You will develop the bringup infrastructure at the center of a silicon design group as well as the characterization, regression, and reporting framework. - Design and implement Python-based bringup, integration, and debug environment. - Design and implement Python-based characterization, regression, and reporting framework. - Implement golden calibration algorithms for wireless transceivers in automation infrastructure. - Bringup and validate algorithms on real silicon alongside PHY, MAC, RFIC, and digital circuit designers. - Develop and implement test plans; collect and analyze test result; identify, root-cause, and debug issues.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • This is an individual technical contributor role that requires industry experience in integration, bringing up and productization of wireless communication systems.
  • Understanding of communication theory and radio calibration algorithms (such as power control and RF impairment mitigation).
  • Experience using and understanding of the theory of operation of lab equipment (spectrum analyzer, signal generator, network analyzer, power meter).
  • Experience developing test automation including equipment drivers, debug tools, automation scripts, database interfaces, and reporting tools.
  • Knowledge in existing wireless communication protocols: LTE/WCDMA/GSM, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax/be, 802.11ad/ay, or Bluetooth/BLE.
  • Extensive Experience with Python, Matlab, Shell scripting, and/or C/C++.
  • Experience with automation infrastructure development (traceability, repeatability) and related tools (GIT, CI, database, reporting tools).

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Minimum qualification is BS+ 3 years of relevant experience.

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.